Ruth Whitaker named ‘Artist of the Month’

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From Special Reports

The Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) has selected Ruth Whitaker as its featured “Artist of the Month” for February.

Ms. Whitaker’s art will be featured in the entryway to Newnan City Hall (25 LaGrange Street) until February 28th.

Ms. Whitaker has enjoyed painting classes from noted artist Kay Stanley and drawing classes for the last 12 years. She has also participated in lifestyle drawing classes from well-known artist Martin Pate for 8 years. For the last 7 years Ruth has followed celebrated pastel artist Karen Margulis, through her blog, Patreon page, and assorted workshops. She also has demonstrated with both the NCAA and SOFA associations in Georgia

Ruth has been a member of the NCAA (Newnan Coweta County Art Association) for 10 years, a member of the Appalachian Pastel Society (APS) for the past 5 years and a member of the Douglasville Cultural Arts Center for 2 years. She has shown her art in the NCAA Juried Art Show at The Center for Performing Arts in Newnan for over 8 years. Ms. Whitaker participated in the Old Town Sharpsburg Art Show in October of 2015 and again in April of 2017.

Her work may be found in Christy’s Diner, the Carnegie Building, ANM Styles Hair Salon. Her art has formerly been displayed in Peachtree City and Heard County libraries. She has participated at the NCAA Christmas Market at the Newnan Fairgrounds for over 7 years.

Ms. Whitaker’s mediums are acrylic and pastel painting.

The NCAA’s general meetings are held the third Monday of each month (from August through May) at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7 p.m. An art demonstration is presented each month. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

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